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News Release 178 of 179

October 4, 1990 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1990-14

First ESA Faint Object Camera Science Images Pluto - the "Double Planet"

October 4, 1990: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has obtained the clearest pictures ever of our solar system's most distant and enigmatic object: the planet Pluto. The observations were made with the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera.


Credit: NASA, ESA, and STScI